A Dundee solicitor who supported Timex workers during the bitter 1993 industrial dispute has died.

In his long legal career, Ronnie Tough acted as defence solicitor to hundreds of people appearing at Dundee Sheriff Court and his son David said he will be remembered as a man with a strong social conscience.

Mr Tough, who was born in Inverness in 1957, left school in 1975 to study law at Dundee University. After graduating in 1979, he began a legal apprenticeship with Clark Oliver in Arbroath. He went on to work for several law firms in Dundee.

In recent years, he had been suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.

In the early part of his legal career, Mr Tough played football for Kelso AFC in Dundee and had a brief spell at Tayport when they were still amateurs. He was also a keen Dundee United supporter.